Allied health service event—assessment measure result, text X[X(39)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Allied health assessment measure result
METeOR identifier:705937
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018

A description of a result of an assessment measure performed during an allied health service event by an allied health service provider, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Allied health service event—assessment measure result

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Maximum character length:40

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Assessment measures are clinical outcome measures appropriate for use when objectively measuring a person’s health or health related circumstance.

The measure may or may not be standardised; and may be profession specific, or shared amongst a number of professions.

Profession specific code sets can be used for the allied health service provider to choose from.

This data element is used in the Allied health assessment cluster.

In the absence of nationally consistent code sets or values for recording assessment measure name ‘free text’ is to be used. Assessment measures may be recorded for all allied health service events.

A combination of assessment types, measures and results fields represent a discrete assessment. Each allied health service event may have one or more assessment types, measures and results recorded, up to a maximum of 99.

Examples of Allied health service event – assessment measure results may include, but are not limited to:


Positive/ Negative

Positive numerical value i.e. 3 or negative numerical value i.e. -7

Collection methods:

Each jurisdiction will implement a locally agreed code set for collection of the data element.  This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction.


Subsequent analysis of locally agreed values will contribute to developing national standardised values in the future.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Allied health assessment cluster Health, Standard 12/12/2018